Boudoir Photography in the Lehigh Valley & Philadelphia

So, what is boudoir photography exactly?

Boudoir photography is a sexy new trend that’s especially popular as a wedding day gift from a bride to her groom. Boudoir photos are usually taken wearing either just a little, or well, nothing at all. They’re hardly X-rated though, but rather PG-13 or R — as in classic pinup-inspired pics, or what the pros call ‘implied nudes.’ That means you’re not wearing anything, but you’re also not showing off anything either (think shot from the back, or lying on your stomach).

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When should I schedule the session?

If you’re spending time and money on an exercise and beauty routine, you may want to wait until you feel good about your body or if its for a wedding, then a few weeks before the wedding to show off the results. The turn-around is about three weeks.  If a package with an album is chosen you should add a few extra weeks depending on the time of the year.

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How long does the shoot take?

Though it depends on the package you choose, your boudoir photo session will probably last about two hours. Why so long? It takes time for hair and makeup, or changing of wardrobe. It may also take you a little while to relax. Most brides aren’t used to lounging around wearing little, if any, clothing in front of the camera, so your first few shots will likely look a bit stiff.

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Where should I have it done?

Talk with your photographer to come up with the best location. Some photographers may be able to do a photo session in a studio. Another popular site is a posh hotel room. Your own home or a borrowed home is another option. The main key is to get an okay from your photographer on the locale — a number of different backgrounds for poses are important, and they’ll also need lots of natural light.

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What should I wear?

The most important thing — choose outfits that make you feel sexy. A good rule of thumb: Bring something white, something black, and something in a bright color so you can mix and match. A corset will create sexy curves. In addition to lingerie, don’t forget shoes, jewelry, and that engagement ring.

All Photos taken by Bar None Photography